Shortlist delight for beauty salon

The team at The Beauty Factory in Blyth are thrilled to be on the North East Salon of the Year shortlist at this years English Hair and Beauty Awards. Picture by Jane Coltman
The team at The Beauty Factory in Blyth are thrilled to be on the North East Salon of the Year shortlist at this years English Hair and Beauty Awards. Picture by Jane Coltman

A salon in Blyth will be in the spotlight after being put on the shortlist for a prestigious accolade.

The Beauty Factory, located in Havelock Street, is among the finalists for the North East Salon of the Year at this year’s English Hair and Beauty Awards.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Manchester on March 26.

Since it was established in 1990, The Beauty Factory has grown from a ‘one room, one therapist’ start-up into a well-respected salon with eight therapists and a full-time receptionist.

Today, the company offers four private treatment rooms, three nail stations and a spray tan room.

Its therapists’ primary focuses are on skin care, hair removal and natural nail care using well known lines such as Jessica Nail Care, bareMinerals and Dermalogica. A homecare package is also available.

Managing director Gillian Robinson said: “We’re exceptionally proud to be on the shortlist.

“We wouldn’t be here without our clients and we’re very grateful to all those who nominated The Beauty Factory.

“We constantly invest in our workforce and facilities. The CACI non-surgical facelift machine we bought last year is proving very popular and just last week we purchased Hair No More equipment, a new advance in laser hair removal.”

The key factor for the awards, organised by Creative Oceanic, was the number of nominations from members of the public. There were more than 18,000 nominations for the 2017 English awards.